how to pronounce sapphire

/ˈsæfaɪɚ/

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sapphire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sapphire occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

sapphire is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of sapphire in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… burrowing owl okay hi sapphire did I …”

meanings of sapphire

noun:

  1. A stereotype of an aggressive and domineering black woman.
  2. A white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.
  3. A clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  4. A deep blue colour.
  5. Any of the butterflies in the southern Asian lycaenid genus Heliophorus.
  6. Any hummingbird in the genera Hylocharis and Chlorestes, as well as the rufous-throated sapphire, which is now in the genus Amazilia.

adjective:

  1. Pertaining to a 45th year.
  2. Of a deep blue colour.

name:

  1. A female given name from English from the precious stone.

words with pronunciation similar to sapphire

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